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alialias

Member since May 2012 • Last active Aug 2019

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Have you tried low trail? It's pretty divisive. I had a steamroller with a high rake fork (I guess it meant it had low trail but I know there is more that goes into the calculation and I've not put the time into it) and the steering was floppy and a bit odd. Better with load, as the story goes, but I'd say it's definitely worth trying before you're buying.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The one caution with a pi is that anything that needs true real-time processing isn't possible, there's no way to stop the os doing it's thing with it's scheduler. It's mostly probably kinda fine for most home projects though, you can always deal with a little delay.

    What was the 4 year ago project? I started uni with all the enthusiasm in the world for projects like this but it wore thin pretty quick when it was the day job too.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'd guess for the canti mounts

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Teensy is Arduino gone nuts, really good microcontrollers but with the ease of use of arduino.
    If you're looking at web access, especially externally, I'd guess a Pi might be easier as you have all the networking functionality of the os

  • in Rides & Races
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    Tandem pair is Shona and Rich, they have a great bike shop in Manchester mentioned upthread. Shona hit her head in the hotel and seems mildly concussed maybe, they were naturally gutted. Back in the UK now

  • in Current Projects
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    No way, the best thing about bikes is that they don't get less fun as you get older. Don't sell!

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Yeah I said the same about the rail, it could be decent to just hang a drybag off. Looks like a very similar clamp to the bagman they sell, just with capacity for these rails on the outside

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    2 weeks of concussion recovery (no beer) has led to the lowest few weigh ins since I started recording years ago. Feels pretty good, but the basically sedentary lifestyle I've been living means muscle is just falling off me too.

    Hoping to capitalise on the fat loss though and tone up after properly recovered

  • in Rides & Races
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    Didn't know he was first! Pretty exciting. Following this with a bit more energy than others I have before and thoroughly enjoying it

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